8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
dir. Afia Nathaniel, Pakistan, 93 min
Dukhtar (Daughter) is a drama/thriller set in Pakistan. A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt. As their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who proves to be an unlikely ally. Their destinies entwined, the trio embark on an epic journey through the stunning landscape of Pakistan, where the quest for love and freedom comes with a price.
Winner of Best World Feature at Sonoma Film Festival 2015 and selected to represent Pakistan in the Foreign Language Catergory at the 87th Academy Awards, DUKHTAR offers a compelling perspective on gender relations in an understudied region and the love between mother and daughter.
Producer Shrihari Sathe expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.